Donating Time/Volunteering

Donate to Give Maryland

Volunteers are the backbone of the work of LASOS. We depend on volunteers for programming support, committee work, and for fundraising help.

You can volunteer in a class for youth or adult literacy.  All volunteers over age 18 must be fingerprinted.

Help with:

  • School work
  • Goal setting
  • Citizenship preparation
  • Classroom support

Give Maryland provides an opportunity for individual donors to connect directly with nonprofits that have available tax credits and are working in their communities. By making a charitable contribution to one of these nonprofits individuals can:

  • Reduce their Maryland tax liability
  • Help a local nonprofit organization achieve an essential community goal
  • Make a targeted impact in their community

Community Investment Tax Credits complement other State funding programs which offer resources to assist communities with revitalization efforts. As part of an annual, competitive application process, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations apply to the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development for tax credit allocations. The Community Investment Tax Credit program has leveraged nearly $27 million in charitable contributions to approximately 700 projects across the State.

Nonprofit organizations utilize the tax credits as incentives for individuals and businesses to donate money, goods or real property to support operational and programmatic costs associated with specific, approved projects delivering services to communities across Maryland.

Businesses and individuals that donate to qualified organization’s approved project(s) can earn tax credits equal to 50% of the value of the money, goods or real property contribution. These tax credits are in addition to the deductions on both Federal and State taxes as a result of the charitable contribution.

Individuals and businesses must use the tax credits against taxes owed for the year in which the contribution was made and may not be used retroactively for taxes from a prior year. Any individual or business contemplating making a donation is encouraged to consult with their accountant or tax professional for information about their specific tax benefits.